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Arriving at Dance House Helsinki

Dance House Helsinki is located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki, at Kaapeliaukio 3. The entrance is located in the covered Glass Courtyard of Cable Factory, which is also accessible from the other end of the building at Tallberginkatu 1. All routes are accessible.

We recommend arriving by public transport, on foot or by bicycle. Find the most convenient route and mode of transport in HSL’s Journey Planner

Dance House Helsinki's main doors from the Glass Courtyard

Bicycle parking

There are bicycle racks on Kaapeliaukio right next to Dance House. The nearest city bike station (1 April–31 October) is located at the seaward end of Cable Factory on Tammasaarenlaituri.

Public transport

  • Metro: Ruoholahti (600 m)
  • Tram: 8, stop Kaapelitehdas (100 m)
  • Bus: 15, 21, 21N, 22, 112N, 192T, stop Salmisaari (200 m)

Check the routes and timetables in HSL’s Journey Planner.

Taxi, taxi with disabled access

You can instruct the taxi driver to stop at Kaapeliaukio 3. The nearest taxi rank is located at Ruoholahti metro station (600 m).

Transport for people with reduced mobility can be arranged both via Kaapeliaukio and via the inner courtyard of Cable Factory at Tallberginkatu 1. Both ends have access to the Glass Courtyard and Dance House. All routes are accessible.


Dance House does not have its own parking area. The nearest parking hall subject to a fee is Europark, which operates at the Ruoholahti shopping centre (500 m).

For more information on parking in the vicinity of Cable Factory, see Cable Factory’s website.

You can check the on-street parking areas and other parking halls located nearby on the city centre parking map (in Finnish) (zone II, Ruoholahti).


The Dance House Helsinki has two performance halls, Erkko Hall and Pannu Hall. The Erkko Hall has 700 seats and the Pannu Hall 235. For events in the Pannu Hall, the seating is usually unnumbered.

To ensure good visibility to everyone, the auditoriums are ascending. Only the row 17 in Erkko Hall has a slight restriction in visibility. Any other restrictions in visibility due to staging or other performance-specific solutions are mentioned in the ticket sales. Please note that there is no lift to the upper section. When choosing your seat, please note that only the first row is accessible.

The auditoriums of the performance halls can be packed up, and commissioned either partly or fully. As the seating structure is not fixed, there may be occasional swaying, especially in the Erkko Hall, when the audience leaves after a performance. The auditorium meets all safety standards, with the lowest level of sway in the lowest rows.

The auditorium of Erkko Hall (pdf)

Restaurant services

Bistro restaurant (t)raba welcomes the visitors of Dance House Helsinki from Monday fo Friday at 11–14, and two hours before the start of Dance House Helsinki's performances, and during the intermissions.

Restaurant serves as an event venue and provides catering services for events organized at Dance House Helsinki, and around Helsinki area.

Book a table here.

Order servings for before the show and for intermission in advance online.

Make a group order and request an offer for catering services by email: or by calling 041 731 6911 (Mon-Fri at 9–16).

(t)raba is part of Food&Events restaurants.

Cloakroom services

Cloakroom services

For the comfort and safety of the public, outerwear and large bags, cycling helmets, etc. must not be taken into the auditorium.

The Dance House Helsinki's cloakroom is located in the basement at the end of the staircase leading from the Lobby. For customers with reduced mobility, there is a cloakroom at the service counter in the Lobby. The basement is accessible by lift via the Glass Courtyard, if required. The lobby service staff will be happy to help if needed.

The basement cloakroom is a free of charge self-service or service cloakroom, depending on the event. Lockable lockers are also available.

Lost and found

For lost and found items, please contact the Dance House Customer Service (Mon-Fri 10-16) or tel +358 40 560 1770. Lost property can be collected from the Konttori café in the Cable Factory. See the opening hours of the Konttori.

Easy access

Dance House Helsinki is located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki, at Kaapeliaukio 3. The entrance is located in the covered Glass Courtyard of Cable Factory, which is also accessible from the other end of the building at Tallberginkatu 1. All routes are accessible.

The entire first floor of Dance House, where the Lobby and performance facilities are located, is completely step-free.

Accessible auditorium seats

The first rows in the auditoriums in the performance facilities of Dance House are fully accessible. In principle, accompanying persons may attend the performances free of charge.

Accessible toilet

An accessible toilet is located in the toilet facilities in the Lobby of Dance House.

Induction loop

The performance facilities of Dance House are equipped with induction loops for people with hearing aids. The system covers the auditoriums entirely.


The cloakroom is located on the basement floor of Dance House, which can be accessed by an accessible lift via the Glass Courtyard. Our lobby staff will be happy to assist you.

Further information

Ask for further information or provide feedback on accessibility in Dance House:

Ticket info

Info for buying your tickets to the House.

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